Waterloo Now Accepting Applications For Neighbourhood Project Fund Matching

By: Kw Now - Local News
| Published 01/18/2016

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City of Waterloo now accepting applications for the neighbourhood matching fund

Do You Have A Project You Wish To Make a Reality?

Waterloo, Ontario - Applications are now being accepted for the City of Waterloo’s neighbourhood matching program.

The City of Waterloo and its partner the Kitchener-Waterloo United Way, encourages residents and community groups to apply for up to $3,000 for new, one-time initiatives that focus on arts, education, history, public safety, recreation or community building.

The project must demonstrate strong support from the neighbourhood and the funds must be matched with cash, donated professional services or materials, or volunteer labour.

$30,000 was awarded to community groups in 2015, for a variety of projects including:

  • A milkweed planting in St. Moritz Park to help create a habitat for Monarch butterflies will be hosted by Clair Hills Community Association;
  • MacGregor Albert Neighbourhood Association hosted a welcome student BBQ, gym night, a holiday party, a tour through Lucinda House and a neighbourhood potluck to celebrate its status as newly-formed neighbourhood association;
  • Westvale Community Association held an outdoor movie night in its neighbourhood park; and
  • Vermont Neighbourhood Association, in association with Young City Growers, Ecole L’Harmonie,

Lincoln Heights Public School and St. Agnes School will be instituting an enhanced school garden/community garden program.

An information session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 7 – 9 p.m., in the Beaupre Room, at Albert McCormick Community Centre. Interested residents can get more information about the neighbourhood matching fund, ask questions and share project ideas, connect with the committee and seek assistance with completing the grant application.

The application deadline is March 10, 2016. For full program eligibility and requirement information, please visit the link below: